Would u force me to kill you? You, who understood me meer than any other? Whose life I would've traded mine for in an instant, who alone was my greatest friend and my worst enemy? I would have sacrificed myself for u in a heartbeat, would have driven the blade through my neck myself to ensure your safety. u know that.

But don't underestimate me. u know full well that I would never back down, no matter what the cost. For what lies ahead for my village if I do so? Carnage, corruption, and death, everything that I have long fought against and will till my last breath will be my domain. I will do anything to safeguard my villages' safety. If it means destroying you, I will do so. Do u truly want me to be the end of you?

I never before thought I would go back on my word. At least I will rest in peace knowing it was not I who raised the blade and severed the truce, Madara.

The ending is as clear as undisturbed water. I can see it now, so clearly, in the crystal clear reflection.

The sky painted scarlet, bleeding color across the clouds. The wind carrying bitter scent of blood; the ground will be stained red, liquid flowing crimson between the cracks and crevices, flooding the dirt we fought on.

And we both know how it will end.

Will u leave this world with me willingly?

You, my brother, my friend, would u truly force me to sever our bond with bloodshed and death? of will u avoid that branch of destiny, prevent it even, and walk away from me?

There are two conclusions that await you--that await us, and our world. One light, one dark.

Perhaps before u decide, answer me this: Do u know which is which?